Episode #2578

Piano and Voice

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Saturday, August 09, 2008

This New Sounds highlights evocative but enigmatic songs for that apparently simplest of combinations – piano and voice. From the most recent record by Susanne Abbuehl, hear “In the Dark Pine-Wood” with poetry by James Joyce, and something new from songwriter Lee Feldman. Also, there’s a beautiful tune - “Strange Lures” by the reclusive Ed Pastorini. Hear more music for piano and voice by Robin Holcomb with a breathtaking track, “Deliver Me.” Plus, Peter Gabriel’s “Here Comes The Flood.”

PROGRAM #2578: Not So Simple Songs (First aired on Tues. 9-05-06)





Lee Feldman

I’ve Forgotten Everything

Me And My Sara Remaining [4:00] OR

Robert Fripp


Peter Gabriel: Here Comes The Flood [4:30]

UM #114** This version, from the Fripp CD, is Discipline Global Mobile #0602 **

Ed Pastorini

Private tape

Strange Lures [3:30]

Not commercially available. Pastorini has one CD, under the name 101 Crustaceans. It's available, along with some info, at OR downloadable at

Alexa Babakhanian

Live, WNYC, 10/91

In The Garden [3:30]

Not available.

Susanne Abbeuhl


In The Dark Pine Wood [3:00]

ECM #1906**

Kaki King

Until We Felt Red

IYou Don’t Have To Be Afraid [8:00]

Velour #22 Or download from or iTunes.



107 Steps [2:30]

Island/Elektra #62533**



Eldorado [3:00]

American #43075 **
Available at*

Robin Holcomb

Live, WNYC, 10/92

Deliver Me [6:00]

Not commercially available.

Antony & The Johnsons

I Am A Bird Now

Bird Gerhl [3:00]

Secretly Canadian #105 **
Or download from

Comments [3]

John Schaefer from WNYC

Thanks. This particular show is one I felt pretty good about - some great songs that just kinda fall into the cracks and therefore don't get the attention they deserve.
Lots of good stuff in those cracks...

Aug. 11 2008 11:51 AM
quentin adams from Brandon MS

started listen last week. Great music and very good educational info. Big fan of Bob Edwards. Been listing to Mississippi Public Radio all my life. Good Job WNYC.

Aug. 09 2008 11:37 PM
Eden Maxwell from New Jersey


As usual, you stimulate, provoke, and enlighten with your choice of music, and your wry, informative asides round out the evening.

I often paint or write in your company.


Aug. 09 2008 11:09 PM

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